Cutting edge school photography

We take personal care of each portrait – capturing smiles, personality and
individual characters every time. Our highly skilled photographers and in-house
production team ensure the best possible outcome through our established
processes and easy-to-use online ordering portal.

Creative School Portraits

Creative School Portraits is led by Cliff Dykes whose 40 years of experience and innovative approach delivers the best possible school photos every time.

Our team includes professional photographers and production staff whose consistency and attention to detail ensure precious school memories are captured for life. We do not outsource any aspect of the production process, treating each individual image with care, safeguarding quality as well as privacy.

  • Quote from Cliff

    “Making the change to green screen technology has been one of the most exciting things that CSP has ever done. It opens up so many options and creative ways to showcase each child’s portrait and is a game changer in school photography.”

    Cliff Dykes

We’ve been in
business since 1986

Cliff Dykes & Wife Kay established their business back in 1986 specialising in Weddings & Family Portraits.

With a passion to provide the very best quality photos, they have built the business into a highly respected, top-level photographic company.

Learn Our Story


Following the anticipated demise of Mini-Labs and Film processing, the decision was made to concentrate solely on Schools which has been very successful and resulted in Creative School Portraits becoming a leader in the School Photographic Industry.


Cliff was one of the first in Australia to envision bringing the American-style Green Screen Technology to parents, allowing them to not only view their child’s photo before purchase but to access a variety of backgrounds, products and now, even select Digital-only options.


Observing and participating in the changes in the Industry, and researching the latest technology, cameras, and software has resulted in a very well-balanced & family-run business.

Create, sort, print, and package IN-HOUSE

One of Creative School Portraits most significant advantages is that we
create, sort, print and package IN-HOUSE. No work goes out to other Labs,
and we have FULL control over our production from start to finish.

Interested in working with us?

Interested in working with us? Cliff Dykes offers a mentoring program for photographers in NSW and ACT, contact us to find out more.